‘We have a problem with you, and you have a problem maintaining your credibility’: House Republicans slam IRS commissioner as they subpoena a White House lawyer in ‘missing emails’ case

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Republicans dropped a hammer on IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a testy hearing covering the disappearance of emails tied to the agency’s tea party targeting scandal.

The emails, covering the period January 2009 to April 2011, belonged to embattled former official Lois Lerner and could shed light on whether an expansive scheme to single out conservative groups for special scrutiny was guided by members of Congress or administration officials outside the IRS.

‘The committee requested all of Lois Lerner’s emails over a year ago,’ said House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa. ‘And we subpoenaed the emails in August 2013 and again in February 2014. … You worked to cover up the fact they were missing and only came forward to fess up on a Friday afternoon after you had been caught red-handed.’

‘You personally did not cause the targeting,’ he told Koskinen, referring to the tea party scandal. ‘You personally did not destroy the emails. But by your actions and your deception, you now own this scandal.’

‘We have a problem with you,’ Issa sniped, ‘and you have a problem maintaining your credibility.’

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2 Responses to “‘We have a problem with you, and you have a problem maintaining your credibility’: House Republicans slam IRS commissioner as they subpoena a White House lawyer in ‘missing emails’ case”

  1. SNuss on 24/24/14 at 4:53 pm

    Appointing a Special Prosecutor is long overdue. It is time that charges were filed, and these fascist bureaucrats had to face a perp-walk, followed by a well-publicized trial.

    A.G. Holder, and the (In-) Justice Dept. certainly aren’t going to do anything to upset (or implicate) the Obama regime.

  2. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 25/25/14 at 4:55 am

    A.G. Holder, and the (In-) Justice Dept. certainly aren’t going to do anything to upset (or implicate) the Obama regime.

    And that’s why Koskinen is acting the way he does. Being savaged is a small price to pay, as far as he’s concerned. After all, what’s Issa going to do other than bluster? He certainly isn’t going to be getting any assistance from the politicized Justice Dept.